Matuma Letsoalo is a senior politics reporter at the Mail & Guardian. He joined the newspaper in 2003, focussing on politics and labour, and collaborated with the M&G's centre for investigations, amaBhungane, from time to time. In 2011, Matuma won the South African Journalist of the Year Award and was also the winner in the investigative journalism category in the same year. In 2004, he won the CNN African Journalist of the Year prize – the MKO Abiola Print Journalism Award. Matuma was also a joint category winner of the Mondi Shanduka SA Story of the year Award in 2008. In 2013, he was a finalist for Wits University's Taco Kuiper Award.
Unless its leaders act urgently, the federation will face a decline in membership, political clout and reputation, says Zwelinzima Vavi.
ANC leaders have postponed the date for its national candidates' list conference to ensure that divisions do not derail the party's 2014 campaign.
Zwelinzima Vavi says Jacob Zuma has ignored festering corruption within government while failing to abate the country's unemployment crisis.
A speaker at Numsa's special congress, Sakhela Buhlungu, says ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa has to answer for the Marikana massacre.
Numsa's president says the union will stand by suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, who was "isolated by forces of darkness".
Numsa's newly elected president says the union should call for Jacob Zuma's resignation, adding the Nkandla saga was a blight on Madiba's legacy.
The ANC in North West and Limpopo has failed to unify battling factions at provincial conferences.
Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini says Zwelinzima Vavi breached his suspension conditions when he spoke to striking Numsa workers this week.
Cosatu boss Zwelinzima Vavi has been put on special leave following a central executive committee meeting.
President Jacob Zuma's supporters are conducting a "quiet purge" in the provinces ahead of the 2014 national elections.